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February 21, 1997

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ Danny Zarate of the Philippines shot a 2-under-par 70 Friday for the second-round lead in the Manila Open.

Zarate has a two-day total of 140 in the second tournament of the Asian Golf Tour over the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club in Manila’s suburb of Mandaluyong.

Fellow Filipino Al Cruz fired a bogey-free 66 for a 141 total and was tied in second place with first-round co-leader Ian Leggatt of Canada, who shot a 73. Cruz was 64th after shooting a 75 on the first round. Tied for fourth at 142 were American Dean Wilson, who shot a 74, and Pedro Martinez of Paraguay, who had a 70.


French skiers win dual moguls

KIRCHBERG, Austria (AP) _ Candice Gilg and Thony Hemery, both of France, swept the dual moguls Friday in World Cup freestyle skiing.

Gilg, the world champion, narrowly defeated American Ann Battelle and Kari Traa of Norway.

Hemery finished ahead of American Sean Smith and Jesper Ronnback of Sweden. World champion Jean-Luc Brassard of Canada finished fourth.


Derek Harper nixed trade to Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Just before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the Utah Jazz thought they had acquired veteran guard Derek Harper from Dallas, but he nixed the deal.

The Salt Lake Tribune said the trade would have sent Greg Foster, Jamie Watson and possible a draft pick to the Mavericks.

Mavericks general manager Don Nelson had promised Harper he could turn down any trade.

``I’d like to have been in Houston, but we couldn’t work a deal there,″ Harper said. ``I decided against the Utah deal. Do you want to go to Utah? I don’t have anything against the city, I just don’t want to play there. I’m resigned to being in Dallas.″

``I’m a little upset with Derek, and I’m really disappointed in him,″ said Utah forward Karl Malone.


Arkansas names two more assistants, completes staff

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Arkansas football coach Danny Ford completed his staff by adding former Buffalo Bills head coach Kay Stephenson and former NFL linebacker Dennis Winston to his staff.

Stephenson will be offensive coordinator, the first time Ford has designated a coach with that title. Winston, a former Razorback player, will coach outside linebackers.


Interior Minister: there will be fences for 98 World Cup

PARIS (AP) _ The French government has rejected demands by soccer’s world governing body to remove perimeter fences at French stadiums for the 1998 World Cup.

Interior minister Jean-Louis Debre said in Friday’s sports daily L’Equipe the fences would remain in place. ``To guarantee security at such a big event there can be no question of removing the fences,″ he said.

Debre said fencing will remain in place around the playing fields at the nine existing stadiums designated for World Cup games and will be installed at the 80,000-seat national stadium being built in Saint Denis.

The minister said the government will deploy a total of 5,000 police and other security personnel every day at the 10 World Cup sites. He said stewards will be responsible for security inside the stadiums, while national police will control the situation outside.


Kansas center ready to come back for last home game

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Center Scot Pollard will start Saturday for No. 1 Kansas after missing eight games with a stress fracture in his left foot.

The Jayhawks (26-1, 12-1 Big 12) play Kansas State in what will be the last home game for six seniors, including Pollard. A victory would clinch the Big 12 title for the Jayhawks, their sixth conference championship in seven years.

Before he went out, the 6-foot-11 Pollard was averaging more than 11 points and eight rebounds a game.

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